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Carl Sagan Day

Ladies and gentlemen, have a Happy Carl Sagan Day! Ps: I’ll write some proper blog entries again soon, I promise!

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“A Glorious Dawn”

This has been stuck in my head all day long. How strange! It’s on my current ipod playlist. I even feel compelled to pick up my ukulele and learn how to play a cover of it — which is rare … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor. Because no one likes a hairy theory.

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate. (Plurality is not to be posited without necessity.) There are a number of principles in modern science which are quite pivotal for how science itself works. Principles which can often be used to distinguish … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Blackboard

I’ve actually known about the blackboard in a certain seminar room in the School of Physics for quite some time now, and I’ve been meaning on going there and photographing it for almost as long. Well, finally I figured there’s … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and … Continue reading

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Brian Cox tribute to Carl Sagan

Oooo… BBC Radio 4 are going to be airing a tribute to Carl Sagan, presented by none other than Brian Cox. I’d write more, but instead I’m going to direct you over to Astro Engine where Ian O’Neill has already … Continue reading

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I saw this on Bad Astronomy, and I just couldn’t help myself! (I quite literally laughed out loud!) More geeky Valentine’s Day greetings from Ironic Sans.

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Origin

A very happy 200th birthday to Mr Charles Darwin! Perhaps it’s a fitting birthday present that The Catholic Church, so it seems, are being very amicable towards the concept of evolution. To quote a few choice cuts directly from that … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

It’s been snowing on and off here all day. I love snow, and the fact that some of it is settling makes me happy! I went out for a walk in it before (mostly to get some firewood). It’s lovely … Continue reading

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“Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.” — Donald E. Knuth

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